Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Arsenal’s 29-year-old Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil. (Telegraph)

Liverpool are willing to sell 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January, but only for 145m euros (£127m). (Mundo Deportivo)

Inter Milan’s Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 24, is worth 200m euros (£176.5m), according to the player’s agent. (Corriere dello Sport)

Watford are targeting Leicester’s 29-year-old Algeria forward Islam Slimani. (Watford Observer)

Real Madrid have opted against allowing £38m signing Vinicius Junior to stay at his Brazilian club Flamengo for another season, with the 17-year-old to join them for pre-season next year. (AS)

Tottenham are refusing to adjust their strict wage structure despite fears that contract extension talks are stalling with 28-year-old Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld. (Daily Mail)

Here are the latest headlines: 

Mauricio Pochettino is getting an easy ride and isn’t being criticised enough for Tottenham’s poor run of form, according to Micky Quinn

Ray Parlour believes Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was wrong for his heated row with Nathan Redmond following Thursday’s win over Southampton, saying there would have been ‘uproar’ if Jose Mourinho was caught doing the same

Sylvain Distin has told talkSPORT he is disappointed by Sam Allardyce’s appointment as new Everton manager as says it is ‘only a short term fix’

Leeds and Aston Villa are both keen on landing Bologna defender Filip Helander in January

Barcelona and Manchester City have been told not even a bid of £44m would be enough to sign Milan Skriniar

Real Madrid are closing in on a deal to land Kepa Arrizabalaga ahead of both Arsenal and Chelsea

Newcastle have set their sights on Galatasaray forward Garry Rodrigues and could launch a January bid for the Cape Verde international

Arsenal and Leicester City are on red alert after Steven N’Zonzi was made to train alone by Sevilla